3 positions the Chicago Cubs need to significantly upgrade soon

The Chicago Cubs have several positions that need to be upgraded as soon as possible.
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3. Power Hitter

Okay, this isn't really a position per se as it is more like a department. A department the Cubs need to fix as soon as possible to help boost their offense. Driving in runs has been an absolute chore for the team's lineup this year and they rank 3rd to last in batting average with runners in scoring position this year (.216). As of June 24, only the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics are worse in that category.

The Cubs will be shedding nearly $50 million in payroll this coming offseason with the contracts for Kyle Hendricks, Drew Smyly, Yan Gomes, Trey Mancini, David Bote and Tucker Barnhart all set to expire. This money combined with the fact that the team is currently putting a salary cap upon itself means they should have plenty of financial room to work with in the winter. An elite hitter who can drive in runs must be at the top of the list with the severe offensive struggles perennially plaguing the team.

New York Yankees slugger Juan Soto should be at the top of the list given his generational prowess as a hitter. A guy who can slug, take walks, hit for contact and drive in runs like Soto can would instantly transform the Cubs' lineup. If they aren't willing to pay the price, which will likely be one of the largest contracts in MLB history, Teoscar Hernandez, Pete Alonso and Alex Bregman are other candidates that the team can afford to pay.